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“Good Food Great Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Busy Bee Cafe

Busy Bee Cafe
478 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2627
805-643-4864
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Ranked #45 of 379 restaurants in Ventura
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Food Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a fun place and very reasonably priced. I had a burger and bread pudding. Both were very good. The service was outstanding. Very quick and attentive.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Trip back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A 50 style dinner with music playing from a vintage jukebox. The wait staff was dressed to character serving a great chili size burger. The shake was served out of the blender can which could of been a midge more thicker.

Visited March 2013
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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Cute as Can Bee = )”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Our first time back in Ventura in about 16 years. So glad to see Busy Bee Cafe is still there and going strong! We used to bring our two oldest daughters here when they were small (they loved it), and this time had one of our younger daughters (a teenager) with us. She loved the 50s atmosphere, especially the wall-mounted jukebox at our table. Menu is typical diner foods, we were there for breakfast. Everyone enjoyed there selections and portions were really large -- none of us finished the entire meal. They even bring Bazooka bubble gum with the check. Very cute place and friendly, attentive staff.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

on the main drag this is a diner and a darn good one too. Had the cold meatloaf sandwich which just hit the spot.

Visited January 2013
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Maryland
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61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great food! BIG portions! Good service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I had breakfast here and was delighted! My eggs and bacon were perfect. They came with the tallest "short stack" I have ever seen! Be sure and ask for strawberry jam for your toast---it has hunks of strawberries in it!

Visited January 2013
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